Some Bastards

Posted on 14th May 2013 by ian under Disabled Access, Travel Tales | No Comments »

Some Bastards

I was writing about how to negotiate airports and flights with mobility issues and threw this bit into the mix… the whole article here: http://caneandable.com.au/air-travel/

I have one pet hate. People who use parking spaces reserved for people with a disability when they don’t have one. I guess some people do it without thinking, but I have seen abled people use a friend or relative’s sticker to get the good parking spot. I didn’t realise until recently that there are people without disabilities who request wheelchair assistance at airports. Apparently some requests are just to avoid the queues and get airside quicker (and then have miraculous recovery on arrival). I asked a Virgin flight attendant about this and she said that it is common with people who are just bone lazy but more with people who are at the obese end of the scales who run out of puff when confronted with a distance to waddle. What irritates the helpers even more is that they are twice as hard to push!